the clovis way of life

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found only in Clovis, California.

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Bryan Araki – Retired Clovis City Planner

How long have you lived in Clovis? If you are not a native why did you choose Clovis? I was born in Fresno and lived there until I was in high school. My parents owned a toy store (Toyland) at Rodeo Plaza Shopping Center in the 70’s and 80’s, and

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52 Free Things To Do: Clovis-Big Dry Creek Museum

Take a step back in time at the Clovis-Big Dry Creek Museum, located at 401 Pollasky Ave. in Old Town Clovis. Always free, the museum is full of local historical items and photos, as well as friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Whether you are new to Clovis or your

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52 Free Things To Do: Fresno Bonsai Society

The purpose of the Fresno Bonsai Society is to expand the knowledge and skills of Bonsai within its members while offering opportunities for appreciation of this art form to the broader community. We do this through the inspiration of the beauty of the natural world and the rich cultural heritage

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Kim Stephens – KMPH Local News Anchor

How long have you lived  in Clovis? If you are not a native why did you chose Clovis? I’ve lived in Clovis for 15 years (November 2019 will be 16 years.) I am not a native. When we moved to the Central Valley for my new job at FOX26, my

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Regional Attractions

Clovis – Big Dry Creek Museum Located in the heart of Clovis, the Clovis – Big Dry Creek Museum displays and maintains photos and artifacts of Clovis M. Cole, the Wheat King of the United States during the 1880-1890’s; photos and articles of Marcus Pollasky, a key developer of the

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Bonnie Lind – Clovis Volunteer of the Year

How long have you lived (or done business) in Clovis? If you are not a native why did you chose Clovis? “I moved here from Fresno in 1979 when I got married.  I have lived here most of the years since, and raised my kids here.” Clovis is full of

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The Local

A new restaurant has quickly swooped in on the former REV’s space in Old Town Clovis. The Local, spearheaded by business partners Bryan Basinger and Jenny Fisher, will be centered around the charcuterie board trend, craft beer, wine and other goods. “Everywhere else does it,” Fisher said of the charcuterie

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Where to Dine

How many restaurants and dining establishments are there in Clovis? Enough so that a family can dine out once every week and not repeat for almost four years! Clovis restaurants offer varied menu styles, from fine dining to family style, from fast food to exotic international delicacies. It’s all here,

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Statuary & Public Art

Clovis takes pride in embracing its heritage, values and culture and expressing it through artwork found along the Old Town Heritage walk and a variety of other locations throughout Clovis CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS In 1987, the owner of a legendary, world champion bucking bull named Red Rock elevated the sport

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Clovis Parks

Clovis has a philosophy that playing is just important as working or anything else in life. That’s why the city boasts over 285 acres of city parks and trails. Each Clovis park has its own personality, from ‘passive’ parks for picnics and quiet relaxation to parks with big playgrounds for

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School Venues

Clearly, Clovis is proud of its nationally-recognized Clovis Unified School District. If you’re planning a visit to attend a band competition, athletic tournament, academic challenge, or for a performing arts event, Clovis Unified School District offers world-class facilities to ensure an exceptional experience. For more information on individual schools, select

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Where to Stay

Whatever your budget and taste, Clovis offers a wide variety of lodging in convenient locations. You are sure to find the perfect home-away from-home offering all the amenities you seek, from full-service to a hotel that’s comfortable for you and easy on your assets.   AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN &

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Contact Us

Find everything you need to have a wonderful time in Clovis, from the best restaurants to free maps of bike trails, historical sites and places to shop. For brochures about all the fun Clovis has to offer, visit the Clovis Tourist Information and Visitors Center in the historic Tarpey Depot,

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About the City of Clovis

Located in the heart of the great San Joaquin Valley, in the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area, Clovis is situated in the midst of the richest agricultural area in the world. Founded in 1891, and incorporated in 1912, Clovis has long been known as “a way of life.” Maybe it’s because of

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Spend Your Day the Clovis Way!

Where to Shop, Dine & Play Come enjoy the antiques, specialty shops, restaurants, and boutiques in Old Town Clovis. Ride a bike, skate or take a stroll along the 26 miles of trails that wind their way through Clovis. Or take in the numerous shopping and dining options along The

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Trelio Restaurant Reopens in Clovis by Tales of the Cork

After closing just after New Years and a full-scale remodel nearing completion, chef and Clovis restauranteur Chris Shackelford is ready to reinvent Trelio Restaurant, January 27, 2017. With a brand new interior of custom designed and manufactured local Ponderosa pine food grade tables, paneling, wine cabinets and bar, Trelio is ready to

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A Sign of the Times

Although it constantly strives for a healthy future, Clovis is a city that always embraces its rich heritage.  It’s evident in Old Town, in building facades, in light poles and especially its art deco sign — complete with grammatical error — that hangs above Clovis Avenue. Last summer, the “Gateway

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